OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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Adding Courses

You can register for a course online from the time of your priority registration date/time through the end of the add/drop period, which is the end of the second week of classes.  The add/drop deadline date for each term is defined in the academic calendar. Courses added during the second week of classes require departmental approval in the form of an electronic override.

What if I just want to sit-in on a course (aka audit)?

You may not attend a course for which you are not registered. With instructor approval courses may be taken on an audit basis for no grade or credits. All applicable tuition and fees are charged for audit registration. This is accomplished by completing an Audit Registration form and returning it to the Office of the Registrar by the end of the second week of the term.

How do I change the number of credits on my course?

If the course is available for a variable number of credits you may change the credits on the course throughout the add/drop period. To do so during the second week of classes requires an override from the department.

What do I do if I don’t meet the restrictions on the course?

Contact the department offering the course to discuss your options. Courses may be restricted in many ways: prerequisites, corequisites, majors/minors/options, college, class standing and others. Restrictions are displayed in the class schedule. The ability to make exceptions to these restrictions lies with the department offering the course.

Adding classes during the 2nd week of classes

To add a class during the second week of the term requires an override from the department offering the course. Contact the department directly for their particular policies and procedures for receiving an override. Once an override is entered you must return to your registration and enroll in the course; it is not done for you by the deparment.

Can I get on a waitlist if the course I want to enroll in is closed?

If a course is closed you may monitor the enrollment throughout the add/drop period and enroll if a seat opens. Beginning in Phase II of registration students may register to be on the waitlist for courses that have waitlisting available. Waitlisting for a course is not a guarantee that you will be enrolled in the course.

Late Registration

Late change of registration petitions may be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. The petition will be reviewed and referred to the Academic Requirements Committee for review as necessary.

Registration Dates and Deadlines

Do you want to add another course or perhaps drop a course that you are enrolled in? You only have until a certain point in the term to do so. Familiarize yourself with the registration dates and deadlines so that you are not caught unawares.